A five-part miniseries that revolves around the disappearance of a young mother in a quiet British suburb and the circumstances that leave her children abandoned far from home.
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Series cast summary:
Lee Massey ...
 Ethan Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Tops (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Matt Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Rosie Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Barbara Poole / ... (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Sarah Wheeler (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Tanya Wellings (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DC Stephen Beam (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DS Amy Foster (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Francis Cross (5 episodes, 2007)
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 DSI Iain Barclay (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Kyle Betts (5 episodes, 2007)
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 PC Simone Farnes (5 episodes, 2007)
Margot Leicester ...
 Hazel Betts (5 episodes, 2007)
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 John Poole (5 episodes, 2007)
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 Victor Marsham (5 episodes, 2007)
Joanna Horton ...
 Danielle Miller (5 episodes, 2007)
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 PC Laurie Franklin / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Jen Mason (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Gerard Hopkirk (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Nusrat Preston (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Danny Preston (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Nick Durden (5 episodes, 2010)
Samantha Robinson ...
 PC Natalie Cryer / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Ibra Akram (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Sgt Don Parker / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Colly Trent (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Pat Dowling (5 episodes, 2010)
Luke Hudson ...
 Luke Craig (5 episodes, 2010)
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 DI Mal Craig (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Josh Fairley (4 episodes, 2007)
Caroline Martin ...
 Emma Opie (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Gary Machin (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Didi Mputu (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Rawdon Hull (4 episodes, 2007)
Kamal Kaan ...
 Farid Sardar (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Supt James Carpenter / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
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 DC Nawaz (4 episodes, 2007)
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 Khalil / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Jamal Matthews (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Sohel Hussain (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Maureen Hardy (4 episodes, 2010)
Bradley Johnson ...
 Ross Dwyer (3 episodes, 2010)
Paul Wyett ...
 DC Kevin Cunliffe (3 episodes, 2010)
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 PC Paul Tait (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Sister Siobhan Doole / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Fabienne Clark ...
 Gemma Durden (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Dr. Adel Haydar (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Mic Danes (3 episodes, 2007)
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 Daf Parry (3 episodes, 2007)
Ruth Gemmell ...
 Dr. Tobolska / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
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 ACC Jenny Griffin (3 episodes, 2007)
Ash Tandon ...
 Mohammed Hassan / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Christine Tremarco ...
 Leanne Wellings (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Jaime (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Rowan Porter (2 episodes, 2010)
Jodie McEnery ...
 Kimberley Briggs (3 episodes, 2010)
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 DC Bilal Choudry (2 episodes, 2010)
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 DS Curling / ... (2 episodes, 2007)
Yvonne Mellor ...
 Sally Smale (2 episodes, 2010)
Susan Cookson ...
 Jane Craig (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Felicity Green (2 episodes, 2010)
David Doyle ...
 Petrol Attendant (2 episodes, 2007)
June Broughton ...
 Pearl Gladwin (2 episodes, 2010)
Patrick O'Kane ...
 DI Laverty (2 episodes, 2007)
Lauren Taylor ...
 Stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
Nichola Dame Hartwell ...
 Older Stylist (2 episodes, 2007)
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 Consultant (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
Paul Oldham ...
 Andy Dwyer (1 episode, 2010)
Tessa Bell-Briggs ...
 Market Trader (1 episode, 2007)
Emma Amos ...
 Councillor Mrs Hull (1 episode, 2007)
Joe Simpson ...
 Toxicologist (1 episode, 2010)
Barbara Marten ...
 Ellie Gooding (1 episode, 2010)
David Smith ...
 Pathologist (1 episode, 2010)
Joyce Henderson ...
 Security guard (1 episode, 2007)
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 Detainee's Wife (1 episode, 2010)
Patrick Cremin ...
 Oscar One (1 episode, 2007)
Mark Penfold ...
 Kyle's Solicitor (1 episode, 2007)
Timothy Davies ...
 Magistrate (1 episode, 2007)
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 Oscar Two (1 episode, 2007)
Tom Andrews ...
 Reporter 1 (1 episode, 2007)
Gary Powell ...
 Jogging Man (1 episode, 2007)
Craig Purnell ...
 Reporter 2 (1 episode, 2007)
Nila Aalia ...
 Shanti (1 episode, 2007)
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 Prof. Paul Askew (1 episode, 2010)
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 Clinic Nurse (1 episode, 2010)
Davin Eadie ...
 Mortuary Assistant (1 episode, 2007)
Kenneth Hadley ...
 Derek the Neighbour (1 episode, 2007)
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 Amira Ahmed (2 episodes, 2010)
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The story begins one hot summers day when Leanne Wellings is taking her two young children to visit her grandfather. She stops to buy flowers at a motorway lay-by but then inexplicably vanishes -- leaving her two small children waiting for her in her car -- lost and far from home. Her two small children then set off to find her only to go missing themselves. Their ordeal is captured on CCTV cameras and before long the family's heart-stopping trauma is not only a complex police investigation but a major national news story. Written by Anonymous

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A few scenes, including the ending, are being re-shot for the US release. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Hugh Bonneville checks out the VW transporter van, the production office vehicle and livery, plus the silver Mercedes sound van and sound engineer are clearly visible. See more »

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Featured in Five Days: Revised Final Episode (2007) See more »

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This is why we should retain the licence fee.
6 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the finest pieces of television drama of the last decade. Throughout the five hours, ones perceptions and sympathies are constantly challenged as it explores many facets of modern day British society. David Morrisey is, as usual, brilliant. At first coming across as a heavy handed copper in conflict with the heroine, but then proving to be intelligent and caring, as he works with her in uncovering the truth. I have never seen Surrane Jones before. I believe she comes from the world of television soaps. Her performance was magnificent, as she maintains her humour and composure whilst trying to balance the demands of the case and the stress of caring for her mother. I could go on and talk about every member of the cast who contributes to this magnificent drama, but their efforts would mean little without such an absorbing script that constantly challenges your assumptions about any of the characters. It is programmes like this that restore one's faith in television drama, whilst at the same time making it almost impossible to settle for most of the garbage that is increasingly filling the airwaves.


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